Author Archives: Anna

Weekend in London: Sunday

Tower of London

[This is part two of my weekend in London with Superbreak. If you missed part one, catch up here!] We'd had a full day on Saturday, and felt pretty exhausted (in that good, satisfied way) when we got into bed at around midnight. At The Cavendish, we didn't have to check out until 1pm and they served ...

Weekend in London: Saturday

Vintage London red double decker open top bus

Sometimes, I pinch myself about the great opportunities this blog brings. One such time came when Superbreak invited me to spend a weekend in London trying out some of the tours and experiences they offer. I go down to London quite regularly for work and to see my brother, and my husband lived there for seven years. We feel we 'know' ...

Valentine’s Day table

Valentine

We don't usually make very much fuss about Valentine's Day. I find it's much better to say 'I love you' all year round, not just when you're obliged, don't you? That said, a few days ago my ever-generous husband booked for us to spend a night at one of our favourite hotels. We're going in a ...

Juicing basics with Currys

Curry

A couple of weeks ago, the day after a few too many cocktails in Leeds, I went to a blog event about wellbeing, juicing and yoga. I'd spent much of the afternoon and evening before working through the impressive drinks menu at Manahatta with my old work family. As I woke the next day I couldn't ...

Living room detail

Living room renovation: before and after

When it comes to home design that makes you happy, it's all about the detail. This is especially so for us, because as we renovate we're trying to keep the walls and floors relatively neutral because we plan on selling up and moving on in two or three years. So I wanted to show you some of the ...

Living room reveal!

Living room renovation: before and after

It's a pretty momentous occasion, because I'm about to show you the outcome of our renovation of the last major room in the house. The last. Major. Room. Having renovated the whole house in the last 18 months or so, it truly feels like a milestone. As you know when I've talked to you about the ...

Spring summer 2015 fashion

Denim by Chloe spring summer 2015. Photo by InDigital

Few of us have the funds to clear out our wardrobes every season and fill them up again following new fashion trends. And let's face it, we don't really want to. When the fashion weeks come round, I follow the runway looks with interest (and sometimes astonishment) to see the styles I might like to try a ...

Planning an Italian road trip

Travel. Planning a road trip in Italy. (800x536)

Remember I said 2015 would be the year I would do more travelling and road tripping? Let me tell you about the first adventure we're planning. It's a good one. // 'Explore' pouch for travel documents is by Alphabet Bags at Let It Reign / I love summer and my Ray Ban Wayfarers / this 'Great Escapes' ...

DIY painted coasters

DIY painted cork coasters

I know I'm not the first to do a DIY like this and I'm sure I won't be the last. I love coming up with original projects, but when time isn't on your side it's good to keep the creativity ticking over by seeing something crafty you like, and trying it out for yourself. Pinterest is almost awash with varieties ...

My Etsy art favourites

Be so good they can

Now our house is beginning to look something like we always knew it could, we're thinking of ways to make it our home. A big part of this is thinking about what to put on the walls. In truth a significant part of me is reluctant to tap anything into our perfect surfaces, but I'm starting ...

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